Judges

Introducing Alpha Challenge's Experienced Panel of Judges

Judges of the 2019 Alpha Challenge

Presentations are judged by a panel of highly regarded professionals in the investment management field – hedge fund managers, institutional portfolio managers, and research analysts.

Vineet Agrawal

Sr. Investment Officer
Unum Group

Karl Brewer

Portfolio Manager (Retired)
William Blair

Alan Christensen

President
Fayez Sarofim

Dan Crowe

Portfolio Manager
William Blair

Jonathan Fox

Senior Research Analyst
Wells Fargo

Chuck Harris

Director of Research
ClearBridge Investments

Ryan Hill

Equity Analyst
Loomis, Sayles & Co.

Scott Marolf

Senior Investment Analyst
American Century

Xan Moore

Analyst, Event-Driven M&A
Carlson Capital

Pratik Patel

Analyst
Artisan Partners

Brian Solomon

Vice President
T. Rowe Price

Franco Tapia

Managing Director
BlackRock

Todd Young

Portfolio Manager, Equity Analyst
Franklin Street Partners

Nancy Aversa

Research Analyst
William Blair

Ryan Burgess

Investment Analyst
Durable Capital

Josh Clark

Managing Partner
Southpoint

John Emerson

Portfolio Manager, Senior Equity Analyst
Columbia Threadneedle

Jack Fraser

Managing Partner
Seamark Capital LP

Chris Hathorn

Analyst
Barrow Hanley

Paul Howanitz

Investment Analyst
American Century

Evan McCulloch

Senior Vice President
Franklin Templeton

Win Murray

Portfolio Manager, Dir. of U.S. Research
Harris Associates

Doug Rogers

Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Eaton Vance

Greg Spencer

Investment Group Leader
BlackRock

Serena Vinton

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Franklin Templeton

Michael Balkin

Portfolio Manager
William Blair

Brian Campbell

Principal, Co-Lead Portfolio Manager
The London Company

Chad Cleaver

Portfolio Manager
Driehaus Capital

Jonathan Evans

Equity Analyst
Barrow Hanley

Jeffrey Germain

Director, Investments Group
Brandes Investment Partners

Brian Hellmer

Managing Director
State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Matthew Kelley

Principal, Director of Research
Sirios Capital Management

Simon McGrotty

Research Analyst
William Blair

Josh Nelson

Vice President
T. Rowe Price

Adam Schloss

Investment Analyst
UBS

Craig Sterling

Managing Director
Amundi Pioneer

Scott Wilkin

Managing Director
UBS

Caroline Bottinelli

Vice President, Research Analyst
BlackRock

Kathy Chiang

Analyst
BlackRock

Catherine Crain

Vice President
Fayez Sarofim

Jennifer Foster

Co-Chief Investment Officer
Chilton Investment Company

Dennis Greenway

Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst
Franklin Street Partners

Daniel Hill

Global Equity Research Analyst
William Blair

Lawrence Kemp

Portfolio Manager
BlackRock

William Monroe

Portfolio Manager
Putnam Investments

Kevin Nicholson

Founder, Portfolio Manager
Boardage Partners

Trey Snow

Director of Research, Senior Research Analyst
The London Company

Adam Sues

Partner, Portfolio Manager
Yacktman Asset Management

Stephen Yacktman

Founder, CIO
Yacktman Asset Management